Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

GOSPEL songbird Nyasha Mutonhori-Nyaparami has promised fireworks on her second album called Ndoenda set to be launched on September 30 at Nicoz Diamond Building in Harare. ...

TEN top schools drawn from all the country’s provinces will battle for supremacy at the inaugural CBZ Schools Debate Championship set for this afternoon at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Bulawayo. ...

UNITED Kingdom-based disk jockey Doubt Chimonyo — popularly known as DJ Dhewa — has implored local upcoming artistes to put their act together and target social media in their marketing efforts in order to make a mark on the international stage. ...

BULAWAYO’S unheralded rapper and singer Msizkay (pictured), real name Sizalobuhle Nkomo, has roped in songstress Sandra “Sandy” Ndebele for a love song dubbed Engikuzwayo which debuted on Khulumani FM last Friday. ...

NEWLY-appointed Sport, Arts and Recreation minister Kirsty Coventry will tonight make her maiden appearance at the two-day Call To Worship gospel music festival that will feature top local and international gospel musicians at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

MISS Tourism Zimbabwe board chairperson Sibusisiwe Dube Mleya yesterday revealed that the winner at this year’s edition of the pageant will pocket $10 000 while the first and second princess will saunter away with $7 000 and $5 000, respectively. ...

YOUTH, Sport, Arts and Recreation deputy minister Yeukai Simbanegavi (pictured) said her ministry was now moving towards bridging gaps identified during their consultative meetings with artistes in March this year with the intention of upping the creative and cultural industry’s current 6,9% contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ...

SHOKO Festival director Samm “Comrade Fatso” Farai Monro, yesterday said they have spiced up this year’s edition of the fiesta by introducing a cutting edge new night of concerts dubbed the Mash-Up Night show as part of the event scheduled to run from September 28 to 30 in Harare. ...

A GREAT Zimbabwe University student Farai Matende (25) said he was inspired by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance church founder Walter Magaya’s teachings, which inspired him to publish three Christian books. ...

VETERAN South African Umbaqanga-Maskandi music group, Soul Brothers, are set to reignite the fire they lit in Bulawayo last December when they headline Umcimbi Wabantu, an annual bash meant to celebrate Bulawayo’s first commercial radio station Skyz Metro FM’s second anniversary. ...

BULAWAYO’S all-female ensemble, Nobuntu yesterday officially launched the Nobuntu Pad Bank at Indlovu Youth Centre in Tshabalala and Sizinda. ...

FOLLOWING the public gathering ban imposed by the government in the wake of a cholera outbreak that has hit some parts of the country killing over 30 people, ...

COMEDIENNE Felistas Murata, popularly known in the entertainment circles as Mai Titi, will be heading to England next week to showcase her designs at the Zimbabwe Fashion Showcase ...

DANCEHALL artiste Obey “Tocky Vibes” Makamure has engaged the services of seven veteran music producers on his forthcoming 15-track album titled Chamakuvangu. ...

POPULAR choral group Vadzidzi Vekutanga has released a single track Dzora Moyo that features Burundi musician Shadrack Nsengiyumva. ...

NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) chief curator Raphael Chikukwa has urged Zimbabweans to value artists’ works after discovering that paintings done by renowned artists were being used as curtains at Tengenenge Arts Centre. ...

CALL to Worship Africa (CTWA) is set to bring the walls down at the Harare International Conference Centre as they commemorate their 10th anniversary with a gospel concert scheduled for Friday and Saturday. ...

BULAWAYO’S biggest arts and culture fete, Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, continues to lose traction due to the punishing economic environment that has seen the number of foreign artistes decreasing over the years, festival director Raisedon Baya has said. ...

THE 15 finalists who are set to battle for top honours at this year’s edition of the annual DreamStar Zimbabwe Talent Show are set to go for mentorship and coaching workshops in preparation of the competition’s national finals set for October 13 at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...

When lead guitarist Baba Harare left Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation band in January last year to pursue a solo music project, it appeared like an ill-informed decision. ...

National co-ordinator of the CBZ Schools Debate Championship, Isheanesu Sibanda has urged parents and school heads to encourage children’s participation and embrace debate programmes to gain a deeper understanding of global issues. ...

Chinua Achebe wrote A Man of the People well before Gonzo Musengezi penned down The Honourable MP, but there has been an impression that Gonzo drew great inspiration for his play from Achebe and the similarity of feel and argument make the choice to analyse these texts together an easier one. ...

WITH the league championship battle seemingly a preserve of the two platinum sides, FC Platinum and Ngezi Platinum Stars in the last two years, the rest of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League sides have all firmly fixed their sights on quenching their success thirst in the Chibuku Super Cup which stars at the weekend. ...

LOS ANGELES — The Predator was able to fend off The Nun at the domestic box office. ...

Chinua Achebe wrote A Man of the People well before Gonzo Musengezi penned down The Honourable MP, but there has been an impression that Gonzo drew great inspiration ...

GWANDA-BASED Balomba performing arts outshined nine other groups to pocket $1 000 as the inaugural champions of Ingwebu Breweries cultural dance festival at White City Stadium in Bulawayo ...

THE Buladeen exhibition, a creative exchange between Aberdeen and Bulawayo, opened at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in the city on Saturday and will run until November ...

A new film, The Letter, which revisits the 2015 mass job cuts triggered by a Supreme Court ruling that allowed employers to unilaterally terminate contracts by the blink ...

THE annual Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) initially scheduled for September 26 to 29 at its ceremonial venue, Harare Gardens, has been deferred to a later date due to a cholera outbreak which has rocked parts of Harare and other places around the country. ...

NIGERIAN music star Mr Eazi, born Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, is set for stage romance with local songbird Ammara Brown when he stages his debut performance in the country on September 28 at the Harare International Conference Centre. ...